New York Nursing Home Abuse Questions & Answers

Q: If we feel the contract we signed for care is ripping us off, is this considered "abuse"?

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Answered on Nov 4, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
The term abuse is sometimes used loosely, but it tends to generally involve the care of the individual. However, if you have concerns about the contract, reviewing its terms with an attorney could help you determine if there are issues in it that deserve further attention.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What recourse is there if my dad got a medication overdose at his nursing home?

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Answered on Sep 2, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Available recourses could depend on whether the home or its agents were negligent in administering the medication. You could consult with a medical malpractice attorney, who could have questions as to what the medication was, what condition your father was receiving it for, what the magnitude of the overdose was, what the resulting injuries/symptoms/illnesses were, etc. These are just some of the questions, among others, that an attorney might ask in trying to determine whether the basis for a...

Q: If a family member passed from E Coli during a nursing home stay and wasnt properly watched over what can you do?

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for New York on
Answered on Mar 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may be able to sue the nursing home for negligence and wrongful death. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...

Q: Wife was dropped on floor from a hoyer lift in a nursing home. what recourse can i persue

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may be able to sue for negligence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...

Q: My father was held in a nursing home in Florida against his will and illegally. He wants to pursue a case. Any advice

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on Sep 2, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact an attorney who handles nursing home abuse cases and is a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.. These cases are often hard to bring as sometimes the patient isn't a good witness.

Q: A nursing home is refusing to speak to me about a relative's death.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Answered on Jun 28, 2016
Robert D. Kreisman's answer
First of all you should find a lawyer to retain in your location who has experience dealing with nursing homes. In Illinois there is law that requires medical providers to release medical records, nursing home records and the like by a member of the family, spouse or next of kin. Nursing homes generally are notorious for being uncooperative. That being the case, and since you have been stone-walled, an attorney handling cases in this area of law should be able to cut through the obstacles you...

Q: Are you a pro bono lawyer or legal aid lawyer for nursing home abuse?

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Answered on Feb 2, 2013
Charles Snyderman's answer
From the sound of your question, I assume that you are concerned about paying attorney's fees. Most attorneys I know handle these types of questions on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no expense to you whatsoever unless and until the attorney obtains money for you. The fee is a percentage of the amount recovered.

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